- To receive updates on new provisions implemented in the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012 (WPEA) and review provisions expiring in 2017.
- Consider additional measures that may be necessary to protect whistleblowers.
- This year marks the fifth anniversary of the passage of the WPEA.
- The WPEA was the first major update in nearly 20 years to the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989.
- Some of the WPEA’s provisions require action by Congress in order to continue, such as the requirement that each inspector general have a whistleblower ombudsman.
Witnesses and testimonies
|Mr. Robert P. Storch||Deputy Inspector General and Whistleblower Ombudsman, Office of Inspector General, Chair, Whistleblower Ombudsman Working Group Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency||U.S. Department of Justice||Document|
|Mr. Eric Bachman||Deputy Special Counsel for Litigation and Legal Affairs||Office of Special Counsel||Document|
|Mr. Thomas M. Devine||Legal Director||Government Accountability Project||Document|
|Ms. Elizabeth Hempowicz||Policy Counsel||Project on Government Oversight||Document|